In a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!
Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing to celebrate her birthday with friends, family and all the extravagance they might muster. The young man who is most often her dashing companion, Rowen Burchette, has told her a surprise awaits her and her best friend, Catrina Hollindale, wouldn’t miss this night for all the world!
But storm clouds are gathering and threatening to do far more than dampen her party plans because someone in the Astraea household has committed the greatest of social sins by Harboring a Weather Witch.
You can read my review on June 24. I adored this book and I can’t wait to make all of you read it!
About the Author
Shannon Delany is a speaker, author, farmer, mother and wife. She frequently should look busier than she does, but luckily she writes very quickly and many of her farm animals are mostly self-sustaining. She is often plagued by new story ideas (which she loves) and ideas for new art projects she fully intends to do between everything else. She loves to travel, has no respect for bullies, and briefly managed a talented musician as a result of her love of music. She is a lifelong learner and is happy to talk to nearly everyone and darn near anything! She has recently become a radio host for Authors on the Air where she interviews talented writers, publishers, and agents and generally has a good time!
1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
I like to remember reading The Velveteen Rabbit first, although I’m certain I read a bunch of Dr. Seuss books and The Giving Tree before graduating to that. I loved The Giving Tree–it’s one of my favorite books of all time.
2. What are you reading right now?
I’m reading an ARC by a bestselling author making her move to middle grade novels. If I like it enough to blurb it you’ll hear a lot more about it!
3. How does your garden grow?
With a lot of hard work, time, and sheep to trim around it.
4. What is the last thing you Googled?
The last thing I Googled was “popular songs 1840s” I needed to check a few things for the third book in the Weather Witch series since I’m including so much music in the series.
5. What makes you cringe?
So many things make me cringe–the fear of displeasing people is a major one, though. Well, that and spiders. *shivers*
Want to win?
- a signed mini poster
- a signed postcard and more story-related goodies
Shannon Delaney will be giving away the following to lucky winners:
- a signed copy of Weather Witch
- a Weather Witch coffee mug with special goodies (all connected to the story)
- signed copies of 13 to Life and Secrets and Shadows
- a handcrafted mask
- a special metal and crystal bookmark
- a mini top hat
- a silhouette of their own profile cut and matted by me (it’ll take a few weeks after getting their profile before I can get it to them, of course).